Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
My name is Briana Goodnight.
I started school in 1994 in Maui, Hawaii.
I graduated from high school in 2007 in Maui.
I first went to college at University of Hawaii in 2007.
When I finish my degree, I hope to become an elementary school teacher.
My definition of educational technology Educational technology is the use of computers and other technological devices to enhance student learning, better than “teacher lecture” learning.
Web sites on ed tech history
History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education- http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/histofcs.html
History of Educational Technology- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/426986/History-of-Educational-Technology
A Brief History of Technology in Education- http://www.schooltube.com/video/76c5e1d1de044a2e8c71/A-Brief-History-of-Technology-in-Education
No computers in the classroom
The teacher did not even have a computer
Students did not have computers in their homes
High school technology *At least one computer in every classroom *The library had computers for students to use *Computer and typing classes were offered *Most projects and papers were done on computer *Most students had a computer at home
College technology *Every student has their own laptop *Online classes are offered *Homework is turned in online *Teachers and students communicate through email
A vivid technology learning experience: Elluminate
We used Elluminate in my Math class last semester
Students can chat with each other
One student at a time can be on the video screen
The teacher monitors the entire class
Tests and live conferences
A technology I want to use in my classroom
Laptops- I would love for every student in my class to have a lap top because there are so many wonderful learning experiences and programs that children can learn from, different from reading from a textbook or listening to a teacher lecture
My vision of the classroom of the future
I would like to see students on the computer everyday
Young elementary students will know how to use email and communicate with each other through the internet
Students can work independently on the computer without teacher assistance
Some of the core subjects with be completed on the computer
A challenge for teaching
My biggest challenge will be transitioning from textbook and teacher led lessons to computer based learning. Not only will students have to learn, but so will I.
Words of wisdom
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.